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Brooklyn Nets blowout win over Chicago Bulls in Game 1 does not…

Brooklyn Nets blowout win over Chicago Bulls in Game 1 does not mean series is sure thing

nydailynews.com Updated Apr 21, 2013
Cautionary tales abound, and they often begin with a famously deceptive event that occurred on May 27, 1985. That was when the Celtics manhandled the Lakers in Boston Garden, 148-114, and made it appear as if Los Angeles didn’t belong on the same court
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  • Ian Thomsen: Ginobili shakes off the rust, leads Spurs to win i…

    Ian Thomsen: Ginobili shakes off the rust, leads Spurs to win in Game 1

    Three thoughts from the Spurs 91-79 victory over the visiting Lakers on Sunday in Game 1 of their first-round series:
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  • Kobe Needs A Distraction, Phil Jackson Recommends A Crazy-Ass B…

    Kobe Needs A Distraction, Phil Jackson Recommends A Crazy-Ass Book

    deadspin.com Apr 21, 2013
    Kobe Bryant won't be playing later this afternoon when the Lakers tip-off against the San Antonio Spurs and he needs something to distract him from that painful reality. Luckily, his former coach is around to help. Read more...
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  • Lee Jenkins: Game 1 win shows what Chris Paul has built in Los …

    Lee Jenkins: Game 1 win shows what Chris Paul has built in Los Angeles

    CNNSI.com Apr 21, 2013
    LOS ANGELES -- For seven minutes in the fourth quarter Chris Paul sat on the bench, in his blue and gray sweat-suit, watching the team he may stick with for the next five years of his life. He saw Blake Griffin spar with Zach Randolph. He saw Jamal Craw…
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  • No Lobs Required: The Grizzlies were supposed to have an edge i…

    No Lobs Required: The Grizzlies were supposed to have an edge in th…

    CNNSI.com Apr 21, 2013
    The Grizzlies were supposed to have an edge in the paint, but Chris Paul's big supporting cast stepped up to the task in the Clippers' 112-91 win in Game 1, writes Lee Jenkins.
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  • Video - Sources: Cavs Reach Out To Phil Jackson 04:01

    Sources: Cavs Reach Out To Phil Jackson

    Apr 21
    Brian Windhorst on the Cavaliers reaching out to Phil Jackson about their head coach vacancy.
  • Video - Duncan, Spurs Set The Tone 01:11

    Duncan, Spurs Set The Tone

    Apr 21
    Tim Duncan talks about the Spurs Game 1 win over the Lakers following a 3-7 finish to the regular season.
  • Video - Spurs Roll Past Lakers In Game 1 01:22

    Spurs Roll Past Lakers In Game 1

    Apr 21
    Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili combine for 53 points in the Spurs' 91-79 win over the Lakers.
  • Video - Gasol to Howard alley-oop 00:17

    Gasol to Howard alley-oop

    Apr 21
    Pau Gasol tosses the alley-oop to Dwight Howard.

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  • Ian Thomsen: Ginobili shakes off the rust, leads Spurs to win in Game 1

    Apr 21
    Three thoughts from the Spurs 91-79 victory over the visiting Lakers on Sunday in Game 1 of their first-round series:
  • Cleveland Cavaliers reach out to Phil Jackson about open coaching position…

    Apr 21
    As they did eight years ago when he was in retirement, the Cleveland Cavaliers have reached out to Phil Jackson about their head coach opening, sources told ESPN.com.
  • Cleveland Cavaliers reach out to Phil Jackson about open coaching position…

    Apr 21
    As they did eight years ago when he was in retirement, the Cleveland Cavaliers have reached out to Phil Jackson about their head coach opening, sources told ESPN.com.
  • Manu Ginobili gives San Antonio Spurs a lift in Game 1

    Apr 21
    After missing the bulk of April, Manu Ginobili helps lift the Spurs past the Lakers in Game 1.